I've been working on writing a fanfic. So far I'm about 37 pages in. I think it's good, and I've read it to the kids and they are excited for each new chapter. I mostly write while they're in school so I don't have interruptions. Weekends are a bit of a slow time for productivity.
I need to get updated photos of the rabbits and start actively trying to sell them off. It's something I've been putting off for too long. Procrastination is starting to cost me with ongoing feeding bills. The kid with rabbit allergies is starting to get stuffy with four in the house now. While Dexter didn't cause her any issues (and he lives in the kitchen), when the other three came in she started to have issues. They need to go. We're kind of liking having Dexter though. He's in a cage with an open top. The cats come and go and sometimes hang out with him. They all share a water dish (so the dogs don't slobber in it). Yesterday he was doing his happy bunny hops and dancing around, and then he'd stop and stand next to Mason (cat). Mason would reach out and put his foot on Dexter's head. Then he'd go hop and bounce again and come back to Mason. The kids lament that we didn't catch it on video to put on TikTok with the "you need to calm down - you're being too loud" audio (Taylor Swift).
Our Christmas tree isn't up yet. Am I behind schedule? There's still time I suppose. I don't have any gifts to put under it anyway, so perhaps best not to put it up yet.
The other day I was talking to the older girls about potential cosplay plans if we can afford to go to the Harry Potter convention next year (not likely, but it's fun to consider it anyway). I said I'd like to attempt to cosplay Remus Lupin, and wouldn't it be adorable if #5 could be a part of the cosplay. So I asked him if he'd like to participate. I said he could wear whatever clothes he likes, maybe we could dye his hair (temporary of course), and he'd need a "Hi! My name is..." sticker and we'd just write in Teddy Lupin. He was enthusiastic to participate but then he asked if he played Teddy, could be play a different character on another day? He's never asked to cosplay before, so I asked him who he wanted to cosplay as...
So this week Tony and I were at the store looking for ideas for #5's birthday (he'll be six). He asked "what do you think he'd like?" and I just smiled, went straight to a certain toy isle, and said "No judgement - because I cosplay male characters... he wants to cosplay Owlet from PJ Masks." and they had a mask and top for dress up. Guess who's getting his first official cosplay for his birthday? He already has the Gecko costume from a couple Halloween's ago, but this will be his first requested cosplay outside of Halloween costumes. I hope he likes it as much as I think he will.